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The Endorsement Of Bruce Braley

It would be easy to justify endorsing Bruce Braley for the United States Senate in Iowa simply because his Republican opponent is dangerous and out of touch.  Then you look at his record, particularly his four terms in the House … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Al Franken

Normally your first thought when a Senator’s name enters your mind is of a great speech or piece of legislation.  When I think of Al Franken, my mind goes to two of his books: the 1996 effort, Rush Limbaugh Is … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Ed Markey 2014

Today is a historic day at tellthetruthonthem.com. For the first time I am endorsing the same person for the same Congressional seat two years in a row.  The choice for Bay State voters on November 4th is clear and I … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Alison Lundergan Grimes

This is the third endorsement I am making this May and the third time I am endorsing someone who is less than a complete progressive.  That may seem strange, but they are representing the views of their constituents or prospective … Continue reading

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A Case Of Misplaced Values

Friday’s New York Times contained an op-ed by Paul Krugman.  My readers know I seldom pass up the opportunity to read something Dr. Krugman writes.  It was an article on inequity and as usual it was very good.  Part of … Continue reading

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The Sins Of The Father

When I woke up this morning I had every intention of writing about something else.  Then I read the Washington Post and Marc Fisher’s story: Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts caught my eye. 

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What Was The Message?

The “news” came out of Ft. Bragg Thursday morning, but it was the same old story.  Sexual harasser in the Army basically gets away with it.  In a six minute long “sentencing hearing” one-star General Jeffrey Sinclair was reprimanded, fined … Continue reading

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A Display Of Economic Ignorance

I have long accused the right wing of economic ignorance.  This week they displayed it again.  The only question is whether it was willful or not. 

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Anchors Aweigh

Today I am going to do something atypical; I’m going to dispense free political advice to both the Democrats and Republicans.  What makes this advice truly unusual is that it is basically the same advice to both.  Republicans are making … Continue reading

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Entiltlement Is Not A Dirty Word For Most

Today is going to be a rant day.  It started with the despicable thing Congress did to our military veterans by messing, (I’m trying not to use dirty words), with their pensions.  Those who mislabel themselves as conservatives have tried … Continue reading

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